[FUN] MobArena v0.96.8 - Become a mob-fighting gladiator! [1.7.x, 1.8.x]

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    MobArena - Become a mob-fighting gladiator!
    [​IMG] Latest build: v0.96.7 (1.7.x)
    [​IMG] Wiki
    [​IMG] IRC Channel
    [​IMG] Source

    BukkitDev Project Page - Find MobArena on dev.bukkit.org here: LINK.


    Old description (open)
    If you enjoy fighting monsters for glorious prizes or just the sheer thrill of battle, you and your friends can now join forces against hordes of Minecraft evils in the exciting gladiator-style survival mini-game MobArena!

    Heavily inspired by Deminetix' Fight-plugin, MobArena is a PvE-take on arena-gameplay, with a similar class-based system. Instead of fighting other players, you team up with them to beat oncoming waves of monsters, earning rewards in the process. MobArena can be played alone, or with as many friends as you like!

    • Fight oncoming waves of monsters
    • Play alone or team up with friends
    • Earn glorious prizes
    • Customizable classes, rewards and waves
    • Easy to set up
    • Extremely easy to use
    • Very few user commands
    • Supports Permissions and all major economies
    • Supports Spout
    • Supports Heroes
    Note: When you post a bug report, please provide a stacktrace/error from the server log/console window. Post this stacktrace in either a pastebin, a pastie, or a CODE-block! The same applies for config-files, permissions-files, etc! Please don't put them directly in your posts, as they become gigantic and annoying to read. If you don't follow this guideline, I might ignore your post!

    Wiki - Instructions, commands, FAQ, etc.
    I have set up a Wiki for MobArena. It contains a bunch of information and guides on how to set up and customize arenas, an overview of all the commands, how to set up Permissions, as well as frequently asked questions.

    New: MobArena now has its own IRC channel (#mobarena @ EsperNet). Click here for a web-based IRC client. Feel free to stop by to get help setting everything up if you really don't understand the Wiki and the instructional video, or to have a chat about MobArena (or anything else, for that matter) :)

    Relevant links:
    Getting started with MobArena, by Flamers
    Flamers made this really easy-to-follow, simple video of how to get started with MobArena. It covers installing the plugin, defining an arena region and setting up basic leaderboards, as well as a few pointers for arena design.
    Old instructional video (open)
    Instructional video for setting up MobArena:

    Note: This video was made for v0.67, but all the in-game instructions still work the same for the latest versions. The config-file has changed, so make sure to read the Wiki on how to set it up.
    More Videos (open)
    Review of MobArena by plugin reviewer jamescosten (v0.84):

    Note: My nickname "garbagemule" is pronounced "garbage mule", as in "trash donkey" ;)

    Hilarious showcase of MobArena by Daniel James and Daniel Cherry (v0.92.3):

    Delios showing off his beautiful arena setup:

    slowmonkey1227 in his interesting "island" arena: YouTube
    French video by avalondrey (v0.87.3): YouTube
    German video by blutherz and his friends (v0.91.2): YouTube

    To avoid wasting not only your own time, but mine as well, I expect everyone to do some extensive troubleshooting before posting bug reports. What does this mean?

    Try MobArena on a fresh server.
    MobArena works perfectly fine when I release it. Sure, there are a few bugs, but it works. If it doesn't work for you, something is most likely wrong on your end. Set up a local test-server, and verify that MobArena works before claiming that it doesn't. When you have verified that MobArena does indeed work, you can start adding other plugins and settings until something conflicts.

    Disable other plugins.
    The first thing you need to do is disable all other plugins. If you can't reproduce the bug with other plugins disabled, you know that you have a conflicting plugin. Now perform a binary search on the other plugins, or if you don't know how to do that, just add a couple of plugins back to the plugins-folder, try to reproduce the bug, and if you can't, the conflicting plugin must be in the remaining set of plugins.

    Write down reproduction steps.
    Figure out the exact steps to reproduce/trigger the bug. I need precise steps, and as much information as possible, because there are often many things that could be going on. An example of reproduction steps could be:
    1. Type /ma join
    2. Punch the Archer class sign
    3. Wait for someone else to join
    4. Punch the iron block
    5. Type /ma leave before the other player picks a class

    Check the console window/server.log
    Make sure you check the server.log file for any MobArena errors or exceptions. If you find any, copy the ENTIRE exception (including all the lines that say "at com.garbagemule.MobArena...") and paste it (with the other information) in a CODE-tag here in the thread.

    I develop MobArena for the fun of it and the positive feedback is all it takes to make me happy, but a few people have asked for a link, so if you're one of them, here's a link: Donate - You can donate as much as you want, even down to a few cents! If I get enough donations, I will spend the money on an extra Minecraft account to aid me in developing/testing/debugging MobArena :)


    • Updated for CB 1337.
    • The repair-delay node is now unused! The reason for this is that it is now possible (with the release of 1317) to cancel block damage in explosions, and still retain the animation and sound! This also means that arenas should be fully pistons-compatible (for arenas that don't use soft-restore or force-restore)! I'm hoping to see some screenshots and videos of shifting arenas! :)
    • You can now right-click signs in the lobby! I finally found a super easy solution to the improperly updating inventory issue with right-clicking class signs. The result is that players can now left- or right-click as they please. This should solve all issues related to players not being able to choose classes, due to spawn region and WorldGuard/Factions/whatever conflicts.
    • It is no longer possible to warp out of the lobby.
    • New per-arena setting: final-wave - Allows for setting a final wave, meaning on that wave, the arena will end, regardless of how many players are alive.
    Version (open)

    • v0.94.3.11 - Updated Register, built against CB 1240.
    • v0.94.3.8 - Added basic leaderboards.
    • v0.94.3.6 - Fixed MagicSpells support - MobArena no longer supports MagicSpells pre-v1.1!
    • v0.94.3.5 - Fixed a bunch of bugs introduced with CB 1185, as well as a couple of minor MobArena bugs.
    • Updated for CraftBukkit #1185
    • Updated economy support (now supports iConomy 6).
    • Added the three new mob types, Enderman/Endermen, CaveSpider/CaveSpiders, Silverfish. They can be used just like the other mob types in the waves.
    • Endermen cannot pick up arena blocks (this is why).
    • Endermen cannot place blocks in arena regions.
    • The per-class permission syntax has been fixed and changed slightly. The Wiki has been updated (clicky).
    • Fixed MagicSpells issues.
    Version 0.94.2 (open)

    • Redstone circuits now work properly in arenas.
    • Lightning now properly strikes on spawnpoints on special waves.
    • Fixed an issue where players somehow warping/cheating out of the arena world get kicked from the server when discovered.
    • Added MagicSpells support. Use the magicspells.yml file to ban certain spells from the arena either for the whole session, or only during boss waves.
    • Fixed the Heroes death conflict. MobArena and Heroes should now play nice together. Further Heroes support is planned for upcoming releases.
    • [COLOR=#1000000]MobArena will no longer support the discontinued Permissions 2.x and 3.x permission systems.[/COLOR] Recommended permissions systems include PermissionsBukkit (defacto standard) or PermissionsEX.
    Version 0.94.1 (open)

    • Added two new boss abilities: 'shuffle-positions' and 'flood'. Try them out!
    • Players disconnecting/crashing during an arena session no longer get corrupted data files due to economy rewards.
    • Weapon durability is now correctly set to "unlimited".
    • Item sub-types (cocoa beans, bonemeal, colored wool, etc.) now work again.
    • Players can no longer join the arena without first picking a class.
    • MobArena now works with spawn-monsters=false again.
    Version 0.94 (open)

    • Completely revamped the waves system! Undeniably the biggest feature in MobArena since multiple arenas in v0.92, the new customizable waves are guaranteed to bring much more awesomeness to your MobArenas. The waves system brings two new wave types, swarm waves and boss waves. The latter is a very elaborate feature, and the whole waves system has been given its own page on the Wiki. Note: MobArena will ignore all old wave settings, but use sane defaults.
    • Revamped the logging system. Instead of logging: true, you can now use logging: yml/xml. The logging system will now keep track of the last session only, but also maintain a collection of 'totals' for each arena. The idea behind these easy-to-parse files is making the stats available on server web pages.
    • Added SuperPerms/PermissionsBukkit support. Note that specifying mobarena.arenas.* and mobarena.classes.* probably won't work, but these nodes are given to everyone by default.
    • Added Spout support. Currently, the only Spouty thing MobArena does is print (some) announcements as notifications/achievements. This should limit the amount of "chat spam" that MobArena produces. Other Spout-features are planned, but don't expect something crazy. Note that MobArena does NOT require Spout!
    • Monsters will no longer target pet wolves. This is a major nerf to pet classes, but they were very overpowered as it was.
    • Fixed item amounts greater than 64 sometimes bugging out. You should now be able to put arrow:1024 for your Archer classes :)
    • Fixed players losing their stored items and/or earned rewards upon disconnecting from the arena.
    • Fixed blocks not restoring when burned by fire.
    • Fixed an issue with entry fees. They should no longer cause any problems.
    • Fixed slimes. That's right! Slimes that spawn as a result of bigger slimes splitting upon death are now considered arena monsters. This also means that Slimes no longer drop slime balls; as intended.
    • Revamped the repairing algorithm. It is now MUCH more sophisticated, and is capable of repairing not only signs and containers, but also torches, doors and beds. Redstone -should- repair properly as well, but it is still slightly buggy.
    • Added support for restorable containers. Registered chests, dispensers, and furnaces will have their contents stored upon arena start, and restored at arena end. This is useful for providing the arena players with chests with e.g. upgrades or food.
    • Added new commands (for the feature above) - /ma addcontainer <name>, /ma delcontainer <name>, /ma containers. These commands work much like the the spawnpoint commands. To add a container, simply look at the container and type /ma addcontainer <name>.
    Changelog (continued)
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    Still not working...
    Now I click on a a sign and nothing happens at all. They are exactly the same as in config, inc. caps.
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    For some reaso, when I do /ma it will tell me that there is an error and is asking me if mob arena is up to date. I've downloaded the correct server version and mob arena version but it still wont work
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    if you're seeing the fact you're picking classes but not getting any items, stop and start your server

    the only shape is cuboid unfortunately

    what version number of craftbukkit are you running? can you also paste your config via pastebin please? typically I've seen this error when the "world:" setting for the arenas are worlds that aren't being found, make sure those are spelled properly
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    Nope, restarting the server does nothing...
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    HELP! when I type /ma leave the arena stops but I dont leave...
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    ok ive been having this problem for the past week, everytime i update or do somethign to the config.yml file, and i turn my server on afterwards.. the file always resets and wont stop i dont get it....

    this is my config file..

    # MobArena v0.94.4.52 - Config-file
    # Read the Wiki for details on how to set up this file: http://goo.gl/F5TTc
    # Note: You -must- use spaces instead of tabs!
    enabled: true
    allowed-commands: /list, /pl
    update-notification: true
    items: diamond_sword, steak:3, potion:1648201:3
    armor: 310,311,312,313
    items: bow, arrow:256, potion:8197:3
    armor: 302,303,304,305
    items: bow, iron_sword, arrow:64, potion:8197:3
    armor: 306,307,308,309
    items: diamond_sword, golden_apple:5, potion:8197:3, potion:16456:3, potion:16452:3, potion:16428:3, potion:16458:3
    armor: 310,311,312,313
    items: gold_sword, golden_apple:10, potion:16421:10
    armor: 314,315,316,317
    items: wood_sword, golden_apple:5, potion:8197:3, potion:16471:3, potion:16457:3, potion:16450:3, potion:16421:3
    armor: 314,315,316,317
    world: mobarena
    enabled: true
    protect: true
    logging: true
    entry-fee: ''
    clear-wave-before-next: false
    clear-boss-before-next: false
    lightning: true
    auto-equip-armor: true
    soft-restore: false
    soft-restore-drops: false
    require-empty-inv-join: false
    require-empty-inv-spec: false
    hellhounds: false
    pvp-enabled: false
    monster-infight: false
    allow-teleporting: false
    spectate-on-death: true
    auto-respawn: true
    share-items-in-arena: true
    min-players: 0
    max-players: 0
    max-join-distance: 0
    first-wave-delay: 5
    wave-interval: 15
    final-wave: 0
    monster-limit: 100
    monster-exp: false
    keep-exp: true
    food-regen: false
    lock-food-level: true
    spout-class-select: false
    player-time-in-arena: world
    type: default
    priority: 1
    frequency: 1
    zombies: 10
    skeletons: 10
    spiders: 10
    creepers: 10
    wolves: 10
    type: special
    priority: 2
    frequency: 4
    powered-creepers: 10
    zombie-pigmen: 10
    angry-wolves: 10
    blazes: 10
    type: swarm
    wave: 6
    monster: slime
    amount: low
    type: boss
    wave: 10
    monster: cave_spider
    health: high
    abilities: arrows, root-target, throw-nearby
    '3': feather, bone, stick
    '5': dirt:4, gravel:4, stone:4
    '10': iron_ingot:10, gold_ingot:8
    '7': minecart, storage_minecart, powered_minecart
    '13': iron_sword, iron_pickaxe, iron_spade
    '16': diamond_sword
    lobby: 47,4,865,-179.95015,15.236174
    spectator: 47,9,862,-0.42461467,5.083059
    arena: 47,4,883,-0.5784342,3.0832036
    p1: 6,3,834,110.1828,19.851225
    p2: 92,19,933,241.86565,17.082207
    s: 32,4,901,329.55157,28.158323
    sg: 51,4,901,273.5556,11.851809
    sgl: 68,4,884,219.40565,14.467005
    sglk: 29,4,857,142.33432,9.236612
    sglkp: 25,4,840,227.71278,11.082634
    sglkpo: 48,4,848,280.93973,8.621275
    sglkpol: 77,4,853,339.55096,6.9290895
    sglkpoll: 82,4,886,3.5492554,8.928946
    here is the console thingy...
    View attachment 10067
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    help please!
    I run this plugin on my server and it used to work like a charm.Now it says you have an error.
    I deleted the log file (which was my past solution) and still...nothing here is the log file:http://pastebin.com/Z5KdXhyP
    btw im running craftbukkit R3.0,MobArena
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    I have given normal players the ability to become every class except donor class with PEX but they can still use donor class anyone help?
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    The same happened to me. If you have essentials protect, delete it. Then type in /ma edit arena true, and destroy and remake signs. Or, you may have to re-download the config file: delete it, then run server again to remake it. Then edit classes and make signs.
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    I got this error: http://pastebin.com/5xwKpJ33 im using MobArena v0.94.4.65 but in a server they had MobArena v0.94.4.66 where can i download that?
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    [MobArena] No boss abilities found. Extracting defaults...
    2012-06-25 19:45:18 [SEVERE] [MobArena] Couldn't extract the default boss abilities!
    2012-06-25 19:45:18 [WARNING] [MobArena] Invalid boss ability 'arrows' for wave 'boss1' in arena 'default'.
    2012-06-25 19:45:18 [WARNING] [MobArena] Invalid boss ability 'root-target' for wave 'boss1' in arena 'default'.
    2012-06-25 19:45:18 [WARNING] [MobArena] Invalid boss ability 'throw-nearby' for wave 'boss1' in arena 'default'.
    2012-06-25 19:45:18 [SEVERE] Error occurred while enabling MobArena v0.94.4.65 (Is it up to date?)
    java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Cannot set to an empty path
    at org.apache.commons.lang.Validate.notEmpty(Validate.java:363)
    at org.bukkit.configuration.MemorySection.set(MemorySection.java:156)
    at org.bukkit.configuration.MemorySection.set(MemorySection.java:186)
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.util.config.Config.set(Config.java:345)
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.log.YMLSessionBuilder.reset(YMLSessionBuilder.java:109)
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.log.YMLSessionBuilder.<init>(YMLSessionBuilder.java:28)
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.ArenaImpl.<init>(ArenaImpl.java:174)
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.ArenaMasterImpl.loadArena(ArenaMasterImpl.java:519)
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.ArenaMasterImpl.loadArenas(ArenaMasterImpl.java:489)
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.ArenaMasterImpl.initialize(ArenaMasterImpl.java:242)
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.MobArena.onEnable(MobArena.java:81)
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPlugin.setEnabled(JavaPlugin.java:215)
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader.enablePlugin(JavaPluginLoader.java:337)
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.enablePlugin(SimplePluginManager.java:381)
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.loadPlugin(CraftServer.java:256)
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.enablePlugins(CraftServer.java:238)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.t(MinecraftServer.java:381)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.a(MinecraftServer.java:368)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.init(MinecraftServer.java:197)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:432)
    at net.minecraft.server.ThreadServerApplication.run(SourceFile:492)
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    Guys there is a working version in the IRC
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    i have a bug too :
    when i try to add a new class (/ma setclass [name] )
    it says
    An internall error occured while attempting to perform this command

    for the moment i play with the pre-registered classes but i'd like to create mine...
    i try the version of the guy above me and the unnoficial fixed version but i've still the same problem
    i think the bukkit version of my server isn't up to date, but the plugin works perfectly, save this.
    Does anybody have the same problem?
    please help me :)
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    if you're getting that message, check your server console for a stack trace and use http://pastebin.com to link it here so we can take a look at it

    download the unofficial fix v0.94.4.71 (which can always be found in the topic of the IRC Chat Channel)

    not quite, it's just his life (family/school) is more important than his plugin :D

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 15, 2016
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    I had a error; "An internal error" thingy, and i looked at the console, and it said that It was clashing with Spout, so i rmeoved spout and it worked. but... spout is a major plugin... can you get this fixed?
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    what's the error you get? without the error, there's no chance of it getting fixed :p
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    I keep getting this error, but cant figure out whats wrong. just downloaded the newest version but i still get it.
    2012-06-26 19:22:48 [SEVERE] Error occurred while enabling MobArena v0.94.4.65 (
    Is it up to date?)
    java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Cannot set to an empty path
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    I posted a solution to this issue on this page, 3 posts up ;)

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    Was using CraftBukkit R2 on my server for a while, with MA version .51. Why? Because all the plugins were bug free and everything was working great. Decided to update to R4 2 days ago, and MA .71 due to a lot of my plugins having some decent updates. Anyway....after doing that, I have MA issues which render MA unplayable. Unplayable defined by MOBS no longer spawning in any arena. Here are the errors I am getting:

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    I have this problem with my mobs when they attack they don't take any health ou and other mobs just ignore the players!!!!!! Hope to get an answer soon!:)
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    Nope. I have been extremely busy with exams, and only just got a well-deserved summer holiday now.
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    To anyone using the unofficial fix. (Currently required to get MA to work on 1.2.5 RB 3.0+)

    You need to have some classes defining boss abilities within your /plugins/MobArena/abilities folder.
    If you haven't got those already (New server, started since 1.2.5 RB 3.0) it will not work. I even somehow managed to wipe my config.yml trying to solve this problem.

    To get those class files, you need to follow these step:

    1.) Setup a 1.2.5 RB 1.0 server (This is temporary, you need this to extract class files.)
    2.) On the temporary server, install MobArena https://github.com/garbagemule/MobArena/blob/bleeding/MobArena.jar (Second or third forum post I've made, not sure how to make pretty links, sorry!)
    3.) Run the temporary server.
    4.) Copy the newly extracted class files from your temporary servers folder: /plugins/MobArena/abilities/ (All of them) to the server you have the boss ability problem on.
    5.) Should work, maybe I've forgotten something, anyway - Hopefully this solved your problems, I sure had a bit of trouble fixing this one!

    Hope MA get's updated soon, and happy summer holiday garbage mule!

    A LOT of fiddling around.

    Temporary MobArena install for the 1.2.5 RB 1.0 server:
    Unofficial fix:

    This was done on a 1.2.5 RB 4.0 server, with the temporary server being 1.2.5 RB 1.0.

    Happy fixing!

    Dkkline - Hopefully this helped!

    Edit1 & 2: Stupidity :/
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    If you say so mate.
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    You sound suspicious. As ACStache said, my life is more important to me than this plugin, so first things first :)
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    I love you plugin, but I have some errors that I get.
    My arena is up in the air, since it's so big, but when ppl who plays the arena, goes higher than 120 blocks, they get automatically sent back to their homes with the message "Leaving so soon?".

    You need to update you plugin to the new height limit, 256.

    Also sometimes the /ma leave command doesn't work.
    I am using the latest dev build.

    Config file:
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    the height issue has been resolved in the current version, give that a try and let me know what works/doesn't work

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